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Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins


Lightning vs. Bruins

When/where: 5; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Injuries: Tampa Bay — G Mike Smith (concussion), G Olie Kolzig (elbow), D Paul Ranger (shoulder), D Andrej Meszaros (shoulder) and D Jamie Heward (concussion) are out; D Marek Malik (ankle) and D Lukas Krajicek (lower body) are day to day. Boston — C Marco Sturm (knee) and RW Michael Ryder (orbital bone) are out; F Petteri Nokelainen (eye) is day to day.

Key stats: With 88 points (40-11-8), the Bruins are the league's No. 2 team. … C Marc Savard leads the team with 42 assists and 63 points. … Entering Saturday, G Tim Thomas led the league with a .932 save percentage and was tied for the lead with a 2.09 goals-against average. Boston's 131 goals against were a league low. … Rookie RW Blake Wheeler led the league at plus-33. … The Bruins are 1-6-0 in Tampa since 2006-07.

Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins 02/21/09 [Last modified: Saturday, February 21, 2009 11:29pm]
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